im·​pact·​ful | \im-ˈpakt-fəl, ˈim-ˌpakt-fəl\

Definition of impactful 

: having a forceful impact : producing a marked impression impactful song lyrics impactful humanitarian efforts … the visually-impactful long scar on his neck reminds you of the unfortunate incident.— Griselda Flores

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But the whole thing's going to be impactful anyway, so good on her. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Could Meghan Markle Give Her Own Toast at Her Wedding Reception?," 18 May 2018 LeBron’s connection to Akron, Cleveland and all of Northeast Ohio will most certainly endure as his commitment to the region and his support of many important causes has been impactful to so many kids and families. Katherine Fominykh,, "What they're saying about LeBron James' deal with the Lakers," 2 July 2018 Stab shields, make choices, fight bears The demo was packed full of dialogue, and players will now get to pick dialogue options that Ubisoft insists will be impactful to the plot. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Assassin’s Creed Odyssey world premiere hands-on: Ubisoft is going full Witcher," 11 June 2018 After all, the history of Williams' instantly recognizable score has been just as culturally impactful as the actual movies themselves. Rob Ledonne, Billboard, "With John Williams Stepping Aside, 'Solo' Looks to Create a 'Modern' Musical Score for 'Star Wars'," 25 May 2018 With Prince Harry at Markle’s side in a spiffy tuxedo, that picture of elegance was twice as impactful. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Meghan Markle Chooses Stella McCartney for Her Second Wedding Day Look," 19 May 2018 The most effective, impactful leaders are those who not only know their strengths, values and purpose—but how to leverage those gifts to create a positive change in their respective fields. Danielle Page, USA TODAY, "Empowering advice from today’s top women leaders at the 2018 KPMG Women's Leadership Summit," 2 July 2018 Now more than ever, designers are rallying behind women’s issues in so many impactful ways — from making special feminist clothing to donating profits to big women’s causes. Colleen Kratofil,, "Celebrate International Women's Day with Diane von Furstenberg's 4-Day Extravaganza," 7 Mar. 2018 This year, Jeremy Pruitt might be the most impactful departure for the Crimson Tide. Michael Casagrande,, "Why Alabama's run of 7 straight No. 1 recruiting classes is in serious trouble," 5 Feb. 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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